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Searching for puppies for sale near me can be a fun experience, but leaving a puppy home alone while you’re at work can be risky.
Taking a few precautions can limit puppy’s access to dangers, as well as provide for his basic needs while you’re at work. Also consider checking out our puppies for sale for a buddy situation!
Leaving a curious puppy alone with access to the entire house is dangerous for your belongings and for the puppy. There are a couple of choices when determining how to limit the young one’s space while you are away. The first is a kennel or crate. This provides you with greater control over what the puppy can and cannot get into when unsupervised. The second option is to select one room, such as your kitchen, and use baby gates in the entrances to keep the puppy inside. Kitchens are a prudent choice as most are not carpeted and therefore, any potty accidents are quicker and easier to clean up. Be sure to secure any items that pose a danger to the puppy.
Your puppy and his little bladder are still learning the ropes. Expecting a puppy to not need to go while you are gone for eight hours of work is as unrealistic as expecting a baby to wear the same diaper all day long! If at all possible, go home during your lunch break to take your puppy to the place you’ve designated for him to do his bathroom business. Your puppy is trying to learn and wants to please you, but simply cannot hold it all day. Leave pee pads or newspaper in one corner of the puppy’s controlled area so he can go potty there if necessary.
Dogs are highly social creatures by nature. They long to please their parents and they want to be with you. Add this to the fact that your puppy has been recently separated from his biological mother and siblings and it’s easy to understand why your puppy may experience some separation anxiety in your absence. One of the best ways to minimize this is to get a companion canine for your puppy. Two dogs together will keep each other company. However, this isn’t possible in all cases. Be sure to leave toys for the puppy to engage. Perhaps choose one or two particular toys that the puppy can play with only in your absence. Select an interactive puzzle toy that forces the puppy to solve how to get a treat out of the toy. If your answering machine is within earshot of the puppy, call home a couple times a day leaving a message just for him to hear. Your voice will be a soothing interruption during the day.
Of course, nothing can replace human companionship during the day. If possible, leave the puppy in the care of another person. Doggie daycare centers are a growing trend. Other daytime options include pet sitters who will check in on your puppy during the day. Services offered by pet sitters range from full-day care or simply an hour consisting of a potty break, a walk and some snuggle time.
The Akita is a bold, powerful, and protective dog.
He is extremely devoted to his family and highly respected in Japan. If you’re in the market and looking for Akita puppies for sale in NJ, we’ve got the information you need and the puppies you want! Read on to learn more about these fine, fluffy pups.
They are Japan’s favorite canine.
Rituals and ceremonies were involved to include lavish leashes which doubled as status standings for the Akita puppy and its owner. Did you know that back in the day when kids were born, a Japanese family would be gifted a small statue of an Akita, signifying health, happiness, and a long life? They signified spirituality with the Akita.
They’re built and made for snow.
Before the Akita received its official breed name, they were commonly referred to as “snow country dogs.” Their thick double coats protected them from the elements. What’s really neat is that their undercoat is thicker, softer, and shorter than the outer coat. Conversely, their outer coat is really straight and harsh and stands kind of “off the body” thus making them waterproof! Furthermore, it helps to keep ice and snow off of the Akita puppy, while keeping it insulated and warm.
Akitas are very clean dogs.
Just like the Akita puppies for sale in NJ that you’ll find at our store, all other Akita dogs are self-grooming, almost like cats! They shed their coats twice a year, so grooming is necessary and essential for them.
They’re still used for dog fights.
Unfortunately, dog fighting continues to be a popular problem in Japan. Although it’s illegal in major cities like Tokyo, rural areas continue to host fights. Unlike in other countries, dog fighting in Japan is not a fight to the death. The dogs are dressed up in elaborate costumes and outfits and fights are broken up before either dog is fatally wounded.
There’s an entire museum just for them.
You may not find Akita puppies for sale in NJ with a dedicated museum, but in Japan that’s another story! The beloved and most famous Akita named Hachiko has one in his memory. The Akita Dog Museum in Odate, founded by the Akita Dog Preservation Society, is a celebration of Hachiko and all Akitas. Visitors can peruse documents, art, and other information about Akitas and they’re even greeted by Akitas upon their arrivals.
You’ll find that the Akita puppies for sale in NJ are absolutely adorable and stand out in a crowd. Their trademark is the plush, fluffy tail that typically curls over his back. Each pup’s tail-set is unique. When you see a group of Akita’s tails, very few look the same!
Helen Keller owned one.
Helen Keller has been credited with bringing the very first Akita to the United States. In 1937, Ms. Keller traveled to Japan where she learned about Hachiko, the famous Akita. She was so impressed, she was offered one from an Akita Police Department. Unfortunately, her pup died at the tender age of 7 months old from distemper. As consolation, she was gifted from Japan another Akita.
Congratulations on the purchase of the Pomsky for sale from our store!
Now that you’ve found your pup and made such a wonderful choice, the important part begins. Time to care for your new pup. Below are a few things that you’ll need to do to ensure your new canine companion is happy, active, and healthy!
Exercise Your Pomsky
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Dogs are like humans in that some sort of exercise is needed to maintain a healthy body. Luckily, like others, the Pomsky for sale that you purchased loves to play! They are generally active so that means you’ll have meet them at their level of activity. We don’t mean that you’ll have to take her on long extended walks, but certainly a daily one. In the house, engage in some playtime with your pup. Here at PetCenter, we know that puppies put in much more nap time than playtime, so be mindful of that and try not to over exert your pooch.
Keep Her Company
We don’t recommend that you leave your puppy alone for extended periods of time. This is particularly important when she’s first brought home with you. Try to keep her company or have someone in the family around her as much as possible. Dogs don’t like being left alone for long, because they feel lonely and get bored and boredom can lead to bad behavior in some dogs. Find ways to minimize times when she’ll be unsupervised.
Provide Mental Stimulation
It may not be enough to just exercise your newly purchased Pomsky for sale, in fact we’re sure of it! All dogs require some level of mental stimulation and yours will be no exception, especially in the puppy phase. During this time is when they can develop destructive or constructive behaviors and you want to aim for the latter! Do not give her any room for boredom. Provide your pup with age and size appropriate toys, while monitoring if you’re not directly playing with her.
We want to make sure that the Pomsky for sale that you brought into your home has a smooth and lasting transition. Feel free to contact one of our pet counselors if you have any questions or concerns.
Acorn Ridge is easily ranked as one of my personal favorites!
The size and space of Acorn Ridge alone is a puppy loving vloggers paradise. They have a great laid-back feel and even a set up of lemon bars, sweet tea, and foosball in the entry room for their guests. All that aside, I am way more excited to meet the stars of my newest vlog, the dogs that call Acorn Ridge their home.
Just imagine it, walking through a massive doorway and there they are… fuzzy Golden retrievers, floppy excitable Labs, and a myriad of colored poodles that are eagerly awaiting head pats, belly rubbings and boops. For those of you at home, you know there’s no better feeling than walking in the front door and having an excited dog that’s been waiting on you… their favorite human. And while they may have never met me before, the doggos of Acorn Ridge love meeting guests, which they do frequently as an integral key to their socialization. After politely asking to step inside, I’m struck by the sheer size of the individual kennels, even at 5”10 my wingspan alone isn’t enough to reach side to side. A golden named “Goldilocks” immediately rushes me and in two seconds flat I’m being smothered by kisses and struggling to balance my camera.
Best. Feeling. Ever.
After capturing a few meet and greets with the happy citizens of Acorn Ridge, I’m on my way to the nursing areas to meet the newest and tiniest members of the kennel. I wash my hands and arms thoroughly, (these are babies after all!) and gently approach the new liters. Puppers as young as 2 weeks old, that have yet to even open their eyes, squeak and roll about as my heart melts into a puddle. The pups as old as 6-7 weeks old are full of energy and giving their mom a thorough run for her money. Thankfully, each nursing area is equipped with a lifted area for new moms to get their fair share of “me time.” I can only imagine her relief when I stepped in, allowing the rambunctious puppies to have a shiny new source of entertainment. Meanwhile, all the moms, while very friendly floofs, kept a close watch on their precious pups. As you can imagine, greeting young puppies is always a joy, but the socialization yard is where the real work starts for our team. Acorn Ridge has three yards, and you guessed it…we got to film in all of them!
As it’s still early, this is the adults first release of the day, so I try to prepare myself for the intense cardio I’m about to do, check you later treadmill! But I quickly found out that if you think you can outrun a Golden Retriever…you’re wrong. So wrong. As seven Goldens rush the field, it’s go time! Tire chews, tennis balls, and ropes are all claimed within seconds, the bright sunshine overhead making this day one for the books.
We spent over three hours filming Acorn Ridge and by the end of it, I had plenty of laughs and my fair share of exercise. Acorn Ridge provides a warm, welcoming feeling to all that come to play and has an authentic atmosphere of pure joy. This facility was not only pristine, but quite heartwarming as the people, pups and guests are all in the perfect harmony that only life with animals can truly provide.
You know what time of year it is…
…when the TV starts to show nothing but ads full of love, doves, and roses. As soon as the commercials start to change from Happy New Year it rushes into a month full of ads about what you and your significant other should get each other for Valentine’s Day. Well, this can problematic for those who have just suffered from heartbreak or still haven’t found a significant other to spend time celebrating love.
Recent studies have reported that the average single American has reported that they feel significantly lonelier during the Valentine’s Day season. What better way to cure your loneliness with an affectionate furry puppy this year? Here is a list of some cute dogs for sale in Atlanta that will certainly help you defeat your loneliness. Did you know that PetCenter carries all these breeds and so much more? Check out all of our available puppies right here!
Boston Terrier puppies
These dogs are one of the most kind-hearted breeds out there. They not only love to give affection to their owners but also enjoy play time. They are extremely lively and will keep you from thinking about the depressing Valentine’s Day season ahead. These dogs are a perfect entertainment replacement from the TV.
These puppies are one of the original man’s best friend dogs. These dogs are featured in a lot of films as being one of the most loving and supportive parts of the family. They attach to their owners quickly and have a knack for being able to tell when their owner may be a little upset.
Akitas are fun and faithful dogs that adore human contact. They are known for being one of the most faithful dogs that do not detach easily from their owners. They are courageous and will not hesitate to jump on the bed with you and cuddle.
If this Valentine’s Day season is making you feel extra lonely, do not worry because these are just a few cute dogs for sale in Atlanta that are sure to warm your heart up. You can find these puppies at any of our PetCenter locations. They are some of the sweetest dogs that will stay absolutely faithful to you!
Want to buy a puppy for your Valentine, but don’t know which breed might be right?
If you are among many of the men right now eagerly searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day present for your girlfriend or wife look no further than PetCenter. You can make this year’s Valentine’s Day extremely memorable by buying your significant other a puppy from one of our various PetCenter locations. If you’ve tried searching for puppies near me, you may be a little conflicted on which puppy to get your loved one. Here is a list of awesome puppies any girl would love to spend time with this year. Want to check out all of our available puppies before heading down to our store? No problem, here they are – watch out for maximum cuteness!
- Maltipoo. Maltipoos are a cross breed of the Maltese and Poodle. These are really cute and small dogs that perfect for cuddling. They are one of the most affectionate puppies out there. Is your special lady one who dreams to have a handbag puppy that she can carry and show off while shopping? Maltipoos fit the bill! These dogs are awesome at sensing when their owner needs a little love, so when you have to leave for work you can count on this puppy to make sure she’s not lonely.
- Golden Retriever puppy. Golden Retrievers are the original best dogs. These dogs become extra special to a girl if they grow up with her. It’s important that you do buy a puppy when getting a Golden Retriever so that the two of them can build a special unbreakable bond. If your girlfriend is a fan of the outdoors she can expect a lot of outdoor playtime with her new Golden Retriever.
- Teacups dog breeds. Teacups dog breeds are a great idea because they stay small their whole lives! Teacup dog breeds have the ability to steal a girl’s heart because of how much love and affection they need. Do not worry though she will still love you too!
Why not get a big gift for her this Valentine’s Day by buying her one of the puppies we highlighted today? You can find all of these beautiful dogs at our PetCenter locations. Now is the time to make her dreams come true this February so that she knows just how special she is to you. If you have more questions come in and talk to us today!
You are at a complete loss for words.
Your pretty little pup took a poop and then took a bite! NJSP! We know, it can be a jarring sight, but we are actually aware of this behavior, which is pretty common in dogs!
The medical term for when a dog eats poop is called coprophagia and the definition is “the ingestion of feces by an animal.” There are some who eat their own stool and there are some who eat others. It’s not the most favorable trait to discuss that your pet has, but it’s not as unsafe as you may think. Since your pup is domesticated (and this goes for cats too), they’re likely on a healthy diet, which means their fresh stool is healthy. Don’t shoot the messenger! These are well-documented facts. On the flip-side, dogs who are unvaccinated are at risk of being sick if they consume stool.
The Poopy Past
Dogs have long since been scavengers. They survived from the waste and scraps of people living on the edge of civilization. Historically, the mother dog would clean her newborn pups and consume the waste when licking their genital areas. The mother dog would transfer the waste and the pup learned to like the taste.
So, What Do You Do?
Ideally, your dog shouldn’t be eating his or any other animal’s poop. As we mentioned above, healthy dogs will be okay, but if your pup becomes ill, that becomes problematic. It’s more so if they consume the poop of another sick dog, and so on. Pay attention to your dog’s poop to do make sure he doesn’t have diarrhea. If there’s presence, a stool sample may be necessary for your veterinarian.
We know this is a crappy conversation to have, but you should also know that dogs who eat the stool of other animals can be trained to not do so. They should be monitored at all times and if possible be confined to a fenced property where you know the scoop on the poop! If your dog eats poop of other animals, the best way to train your dog is through the “leave it” command. This is a relatively easy command to teach your pup. Once it’s learned you’ll see improvements.
Dogs bark – there’s no getting around it. It’s one of their ways to communicate verbally.
Sometimes it’s cute and fun and other times the dog barking is an annoyance. Of all of the dog behavior problems, barking is perhaps the most distressing one, especially when the dog who is barking is left alone. Hearing the variety of cries and whines can be heartbreaking, but still, not all barks are the same. Beagle puppies, for instance, have barks that are comical and somewhat inquisitive. Others, like the bark of a large breed dog, can be scary and intimidating. Knowing the distinction is important. Below are three of the most common barkers out there! Recognize any of these in your home? Hmmm…
There’s the Demander
These dogs are the types that just don’t want to be left alone after the fun stops. He’ll follow you with his bark. He may sit at the door where you are and bark until you come out and play with him. He wants the fun to continue – period
There’s the “He’s Born With It” Dog
If he’s a terrier, he’s likely a barker. If he’s a small dog, he’s likely a barker. The reality is that there dogs who are predisposed to barking. Whether it’s a mail person or simply a passerby, they may bark…just because! Don’t fear, however, because they can be trained to limit their barking. This takes persistence and consistency on your part, as the pet parent. And let us be clear that barking is okay, when it’s appropriate. It’s natural for them, so we don’t want to unnaturally curtail their innate behavior.
There’s the Bored One
My oh my…these are some of the most troublesome to neighbors who are directly next door, and not to mention to the dog as well! There are certain breeds that were bred to work all day long, and so if they’re not given the proper mental and physical stimulation, they will bark and they will also be physically destructive to things in your home. Some dogs are bred for companionship and when they are left alone for long periods of time, they tend to exhibit the same type of behavior. Try leaving them some safe toys that hide treats. The Kong brand comes highly recommended for this type of anxiety relief.
There’s The Scared Dog
A lot of small breed dogs like Beagle puppies will fall into this category. To most, it will seem like they’re barking out of aggression, but to us and other professionals in the industry, they’re barking out of fear. You know the saying about “being a big dog in a little dog’s body?” Those dogs typically fit this bill. They really need proper socialization to help with this behavior. They’ll become pleasant little pups to take on a stroll instead of being known as the neighborhood terror!
We’re all so busy nowadays! Whether it’s because of family obligations or professional ones, we don’t always have the time to do everything necessary.
When you found your German Shepherd puppy, you didn’t realize that you may not have the time to walk him. Perhaps you feel guilty leaving him home alone for hours. No judgment and we understand everyone’s home lives are different. So, if you’ve decided it’s best to take your pup to a doggy daycare during the day, we have some tips to get your both ready. We also applaud your efforts to keep your pup mentally and physically stimulated throughout the day! Below, we invite you to learn more about how to make this a smooth transition for both of you!
Upon arriving at the daycare, make sure that you talk to the daycare providers and communicate effectively with them. Especially in the beginning, you want to carve some time in the morning to be able to talk briefly with them to let them know anything that may be going on with your precious pup. For instance, was your pup scared or happy to come into the daycare? Has the home environment changed any at all that may affect your pup? Stuff like that is helpful to share about the German Shepherd puppy.
Sit, Stay, Sit
The daycare is an exciting place for your pup and as time goes on, you’ll see an increase in her excitement as you arrive. This is because it’s like going to school! Pups truly have fun and look forward to playing with each other. With all of the excitement, however, this can drive them to ignore their commands! Don’t allow this to happen to your pup. Reinforce the “sit” and “stay” commands consistently at home and utilize them at the daycare before you allow your pup to exit the car. Hammer this down so that your dog knows that it’s okay to be excited but they must always follow your “sit” and “stay” commands and THEN go play!
We know that you’re equally excited to see your pup once you’ve gotten off work, however arriving with too much energy can send the wrong signal to your puppy. It could cause them to jump, bark, whine or yank on the leash from excitement. Instead, calmly greet your pup and do not match their excitement. Chill out, be cool, and ration out the love…until you get home!
We have a series that gives you tidbits of useful information as it relates to getting a new dog or caring for the one you currently have.
As pet parents, we’re in it for the long haul so we want to share as much information to you for your pet’s care.
If you’re a potential pet parent, before you buy a dog have you considered the clean-up process? It covers everything from picking up poop, to cleaning up accidents, disinfecting toys and cleaning bed linen, and having proper food storage and proper temperatures! Phew…we know that’s a lot, but it’s a less than gentle reminder of the various responsibilities.
In order to reduce shedding, you should brush your dog regularly. This applies to dogs who are prone to shed most likely. Bathing your dog will keep your puppy’s coat clean and shiny and healthy. Most dogs don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year, if you can believe it! Too many baths aren’t good for them, because they can cause dry skin and consequently discomfort for your pup. In between baths, you can wipe down your pup with pet-friendly wet cloths. This will freshen ‘em up!
When you buy a dog, you will always need to pay attention to your dog’s behavior and make a note of anything abnormal. Visit a veterinarian if your dog is sick or injured or otherwise off. Make sure your dog is up-to-date on vaccinations and heartworm preventative medications. Flea and tick prevention should be part of the wellness plan, too.
We can’t stress this enough. Brush your dog’s teeth at least twice a week. If you can’t do it, make sure that you give your dog bones that are made to clean their teeth and satisfy their gnawing desires. Your dog’s dental health is just as important as the rest of his body.
Yikes! The sight can definitely be off-putting, but those buggers exist and it’s not uncommon for dogs. Dogs who reside in urban areas aren’t off the hook. They can get them too. There are several types of worms and a few microscopic parasites that typically affect dogs. Most puppies, even those born from healthy mothers may have roundworms or hookworms.